Factsheet: Renewables obligation for Northern Ireland

Renewables obligation for Northern Ireland

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
The Renewables Obligation (Amendment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2013
Description: 
Under the Renewables Obligation Orders, electricity suppliers are obliged to prove that a certain percentage of electricity supplied to final consumers within the United Kingdom was generated from renewable sources. This obligation can be met by presenting Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs, SROCs in Scotland, NIROCs in Northern Ireland) to the regulatory authority, or by paying into a 'buy-out' fund. This framework supports systems or plants above 5 MW.
Goal/Aim: 
Stimulate electricity from renewable sources

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
DECC (Department of Energy & Climate Change) ; OFGEM (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets)

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
sustainability criteria for solid biomass
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2005
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013